This test should NOT be performed on individuals with kidney disorders. Abnormal kidney function or use of diuretics may influence test results. In addition, certain medicines may impact test results (e.g. Bactrim, Tagamet). Do not change the use of medications unless instructed to do so by your healthcare provider.
Amino acids are integral to a healthy body. They serve as basic building blocks for all protein structures in the body. Imbalances of amino acids have been related to a wide range of health issues, such as fatigue, increased cardiovascular risk, or impaired mood or cognitive dysfunction.
Amino acid metabolism may be compromised by common lifestyle and dietary factors, which may result in inadequate levels of essential amino acids and/or missing nutrient cofactors required for effective amino acid metabolism. Intervention with amino-acid supplementation and nutrient cofactors may be effective in conditions associated with inefficient amino acid metabolism.
Amino acid assessment can provide guidelines for dietary modification of protein intake and can indicate the functional need for:
- Nutrient cofactors (antioxidants, B-vitamins, minerals)
- Specific amino acid supplementation
- Digestive support
Effective for Patients Experiencing
Clinical indications for testing include:
- Dietary Issues Related to Protein Intake and Digestion
- Weight Issues/Dietary Guidance
- Mood Disorders
About the Amino Acid Analysis, FMV
The complete Amino Acid Analysis, FMV includes:
- Amino Acid Analysis
- Nutritionally Essential Amino Acids
- Nonessential Protein Amino Acids
- Intermediary Metabolites
- Dietary Peptide Related Markers